Organic Vineyard B&B Apartment in the famous Bordeaux Wine Region
Château La Tour de Chollet lies in the peaceful rolling countryside just 10 minutes from the ancient bastide town of Sainte Foy La Grande and 30 minutes from Bergerac and St Emilion, in the world renowned Bordeaux wine region. We are a small, 20 acre, family run organic vineyard producing award winning quality and of the terroir red, white and rosé wines. .
Our B&B apartment offers guests a unique opportunity to stay on a working vineyard and to relax in the calm and tranquil surroundings and to explore the adjoining vineyards and beautiful countryside.
The independent 2 bedroom apartment is only let to one family or group at a time and has its own private access.
Both bedrooms are air conditioned and centrally heated. La Tour is a double room and Le Dortoir a family room.
The apartment also has a bathroom, lounge, dining room and fully equipped kitchen making it ideal for families or for longer stays.
The apartment is child friendly.
Outside there are large fenced gardens with Guest table, chairs and BBQ. There is also a hammock, trampoline, swings, slide, seesaw and an 11x5m solar heated swimming pool (fenced to latest safety standards).
The room prices include breakfast, a guided tour of the vineyard and a wine tasting in the chai with the wine maker.
We can offer accommodation on a B&B basis or self catering.
Prices are charged by room per night.
Details for holiday apartment B&B (Sleeps 4/8. 2 Rooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 1 Bathroom
Chateau La Tour de Chollet is a unique property.
We are a working vineyard, farming our own vines organically and producing our own award winning Bordeaux wine on site. If you ever wanted to learn more about wine then this is the place to come!
The independent apartment is comfortable, well equipped, family friendly and spotlessly clean.
It is situated in a beautiful part of France, with access to the Dordogne valley and it's wonderful tourist attractions and the famous Bordeaux wine region.
Please be aware that the apartment is rented out by bedroom, but is only rented to one family or group at a time, for example if there are 4 people and you want to take both bedrooms then the total price (in aug) would be 180€ per night (90€ per room).
About the Owner
Kirstie & Paul Rowbotham moved here in 2006 with their 9 month old son Benjamin, Jacques their second son was born here in France in 2007.
We've always been wine lovers and after a years sabbatical from our jobs in 2003, where we worked on a vineyard in the Lot, we fell in love with France and with the vineyard life and moved out here as soon as possible.
We farm our vines organically and produce award winning red, white and rose wines which are of the terroir.
We love to welcome guests to our home and look forward to chatting over a nice glass of (our) wine!
Guestbook comments from the manager
We love your wines and it has been a pleasure at last to meet you and tour the vineayard. We are both so impressed by all you have achieved, and we intend to carry on enjoying La Tour de Chollet wines for many years to come.
From the Owner
“We wanted to be within the Bordeaux Wine Appellation. It is beautiful countryside here, quiet and tranquil. We wanted a traditional stone house that we could accommodate us and all of our family and friends. We had very specific criteria to meet in terms of the vineyard and we also had to be within 30 minutes of a good golf course (for my Dad!), not that we ever get a chance to play as we're far too busy in the vines!”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
We are a working vineyard, and as well as offering a free vineyard tour and wine tasting, we also offer half day or full day packages when you can actually work in the vines or in the chai (winery), so you can really understand what goes into making your wine.
We also have 3 mapped walking or cycling routes, ranging from 5 to 13kms.
We are about 1 hour 30 minutes away from the famous Bordeaux Coast, with its stunning sandy beaches, including Arcachon which has the largest sand dune in Europe, the Dune de Pyla.
Bergearc Airport is just 35 minutes away and is serviced by Ryan Air & Flybe.
Bordeaux Airport is 1 hr 30 minutes away and is serviced by BA & Easy Jet.
Car hire is essential as we are in the middle of the countryside with little public transport. Car hire is availble at both airports. If you are driving, we are 9 hours from Calais and 6 hours from St Malo.
Les Leves et Thoumeyragues is our local village, just 5 minutes walk. Sainte Foy La Grande is the local town and a 10 minute drive. Duras is a 20 minute drive. Bergearc is a 30 minute drive. St Emilion, the world famous wine town is just 30 minutes drive.
Bordeaux city centre is about an hours drive. Golf and Spa - 20 minutes
Les Leves is our local village, just 5 minutes walk which has a bakery, post office, garage with groceries and a restaurant.
Sainte Foy La Grande is our local town which is a 10 minute drive, it is a beautiful bastide town, dating back to the 13th Century. With some unique shops, you will also find plenty of restaurants and supermarkets. It has a great market on a Saturday morning.
Bergearc is 30 minutes away and has a lovely old town, there are also boat rides on the Dordogne.
St Emilion, the world famous wine town is just 30 minutes drive.
There are plenty of activities in the local area, including horse riding, aqua parks, markets, bowling, golf, hot air ballooning, canoeing, boat rides etc. it is also possible to hire bikes and the vineyards and countryside surrounding our property is ideal for cycling. There are also old chateau to visit at Duras and Bergearc.
A delicious continental breakfast including fresh french bread and croissants are included in the price. As is a tour of the vineyard and a wine tasting.
We also offer vineyard experiences, where you could actually do the work of a winemaker. View our website for full details.
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Booking Notes: We are a B&B apartment and charge per room.
LOW SEASON - 1 Jan to 30 June and 6 Sept to 31 Dec
La Tour (double room) - per night - 75€ for 1 person, 85€ for 2 people
Le Dortoir (family room) - per night - 75€ for 1 person, 85€ for 2 people, 110€ for 3, 130€ for 4, 140€ for 5, 170€ for 6.
HIGH SEASON - 1 July to 5 Sept
La Tour (double) - per night - 80€ for 1 person, 90€ for 2 people
Le Dortoir (family) - per night - 80€ for 1 person, 90€ for 2, 120€ for 3, 140 for 4, 150 for 5, 180 for 6.
Under 2's are free if sharing parents bedroom (no charge for use of cots or highchairs).
If you only take one bedroom then the other bedroom remains unlet.
25% deposit - if stay is more than 4 weeks away
50% deposit - if stay is within 4 weeks
Outstanding payment is due on departure - by cash, debit/credit card or french cheque
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“We are a working vineyard, and we do all the work ourselves, from the pruning in the winter, ploughing in the spring, the weeding in the summer and the harvesting and wine making in the autumn. We offer a unique opportunity to get a real insight into what a vineyard really is and how it works. You'll also get to sample the end results! We have two boys aged 10 & 8 so the whole property is set up for children, the apartment is child friendly, the swimming pool and gardens are fully enclosed and there are plenty of toys and games, including trampolines and football nets. Our boys love to meet and play with other childrent (even the girls if they must!!)”
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Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
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- non smoking only
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- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- mountain biking
- 90 m²
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Toilet, wash basin and large shower with unlimited hot water. All towels are provided.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- La Tour - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
- Le Dortoir - 1 Double Bed, 4 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Family Room
- La Tour: Sleeps 2 A unique room in our pigeonnier (pigeon tower), up a spiral staircase is a room with a double height ceiling looking up into the turret of the pigeonnier. It has a very comfortable double bed, a wardrobe, chest of drawers, bed side tables and full length mirror. Out of the double window is a superb view of our vines surrounding the property. The room has both central heating and air conditioning. A cot is available free of charge Le Dortoir: Sleeps 2 to 6 Affectionately known as the dormitory, this characterful family room full of old oak beams can comfortably sleep up to 6 people and a baby. The large room has a double bed, full size bunk beds, a full size day bed with truckle under and a cot. It also has central heating and air conditioning.
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- Barbecue ...
- 1 bicycles
- Notes on accommodation: The second bedroom is only let if taken by the same booking as the first bedroom, then the bathroom is to be shared. RATES: As we are a B&B each room is charged separately. The minimum rate per couple per room is 85€ per night (90€ in high season), so if both bedrooms are taken then the nightly rate is 170€ per night (180€ in high season).